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Cloudinary vs Fastly: What are the differences?

Cloudinary: An end-to-end image & video management solution for your web and mobile applications. Cloudinary is a cloud-based service that streamlines websites and mobile applications' entire image and video management needs - uploads, storage, administration, manipulations, and delivery; Fastly: We're redefining content delivery. Fastly's real-time content delivery network gives you total control over your content, unprecedented access to performance analytics, and the ability to instantly update content in 150 milliseconds.

Cloudinary and Fastly are primarily classified as "Image Processing and Management" and "Content Delivery Network" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Cloudinary are:

  • Upload images to a cloud-based storage
  • Upload video to cloud-based storage
  • Automatic backup and revision tracking

On the other hand, Fastly provides the following key features:

  • static content delivery
  • event-driven content delivery
  • Dynamic Site Acceleration (DSA)

"Easy setup" is the top reason why over 34 developers like Cloudinary, while over 20 developers mention "Real-time updates" as the leading cause for choosing Fastly.

According to the StackShare community, Cloudinary has a broader approval, being mentioned in 114 company stacks & 38 developers stacks; compared to Fastly, which is listed in 96 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.

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Pros of Cloudinary
Pros of Fastly
  • 38
    Easy setup
  • 30
    Fast image delivery
  • 26
    Vast array of image manipulation capabilities
  • 21
    Free tier
  • 11
    Heroku add-on
  • 9
    Reduce development costs
  • 7
    Amazing support
  • 6
    Great libraries for all languages
  • 6
    Heroku plugin
  • 6
    Virtually limitless scale
  • 5
    Easy to integrate with Rails
  • 4
    Cheap
  • 3
    Shot setup time
  • 3
    Very easy setup
  • 2
    Solves alot of image problems.
  • 1
    Best in the market and includes free plan
  • 1
    Extremely generous free pricing tier
  • 0
    Fast image delivery, vast array
  • 28
    Real-time updates
  • 25
    Fastest CDN
  • 22
    Powerful API
  • 20
    Great support
  • 14
    Great customer support
  • 7
    Instant Purging
  • 7
    Custom VCL
  • 6
    Good pricing
  • 6
    Tag-based Purging
  • 5
    HTTP/2 Support
  • 4
    Speed & functionality
  • 4
    Image processing on demande (Fastly IO)
  • 4
    Best CDN

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Cons of Cloudinary
Cons of Fastly
  • 3
    Paid plan is expensive
  • 1
    Minimum $50/mo spend

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What is Cloudinary?

Cloudinary is a cloud-based service that streamlines websites and mobile applications' entire image and video management needs - uploads, storage, administration, manipulations, and delivery.

What is Fastly?

Fastly's real-time content delivery network gives you total control over your content, unprecedented access to performance analytics, and the ability to instantly update content in 150 milliseconds.

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